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B. McCurdy

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  • The Haunting of Hill House

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (186)

    Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

    anmaree says: "Well written story that captures the imagination."
    "Best narrator I've listened to to date"
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    Would you listen to The Haunting of Hill House again? Why?

    I wouldn't, only because I've never been the type to read/listen to a book twice. It's nothing negative about the book itself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Haunting of Hill House?

    The ending....although I won't say anything more to spoil it


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed her performance for all the characters. She did an amazing job distinguishing them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutly. I was highly disappointed when I would arrive at my destinantion and have to turn off the book.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Clockwork Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (396)

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    Steve says: "Great book, great narration, but not for everyone"
    "Such a classic"
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    Where does A Clockwork Orange rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This story has always been one of my number ones. I read this back in my high school days but had to see the movie to understand it. The narrator did an exceptional job giving you a visual of the characters and situations just by the inflictions in his voice. He also did an amazing job capturing each character's personality when doing their voices.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex, of course. He's the villain, hero AND victim


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Memory

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (289)

    Catherine "Cat" Ferry is a forensic odontologist, a specialist in bite marks and the clues they provide. But while Cat's colleagues know her as a world-class scientist, she secretly attempts to manage her fragile psyche with alcohol, delving into the minds of rapists and murderers yet never allowing her own frightening past to creep into the foreground.

    Corinne says: "Well-researched, sensitive and a good story"
    "Could not put this "book" down"
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    Would you listen to Blood Memory again? Why?

    I would say yes, if I "read" books twice, but once I finish a book I'm very unlikely to read it again. Although I did love this book.


    What other book might you compare Blood Memory to and why?

    I can't think of any comparisons


    What does Joyce Bean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did a PHENOMENAL job capturing the characters identities and emotions with her voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I became obsessed with getting through just one more chapter and finding ways and the time to listen to it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Bernadette Quigley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (178)

    In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences.

    Christine says: "Read this book, but don't listen to it!"
    "Could've done with a different narrator"
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    If you could sum up Spook in three words, what would they be?

    tongue-in-cheek


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Roach again?

    I'm not to sure if I'd purchase an audible or hard copy of any of Mary Roach's books again. I still haven't decided if it was the narrator I didn't enjoy or the actual content.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernadette Quigley?

    I have no idea who I would've cast as a narrator, but it sure as hell wouldn't have been Bernadette Quigley. I COULD NOT stand the snotty way she interpreted Mary Roach's opinions. Nor could I stand the way she felt the need to use an accent for every person that is quoted in the book. Specifically, the Middle Eastern doctor in the chapter about reincarnation. Totally and absolutely obnoxious.


    If you could give Spook a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Spook: When a close-minded skeptic continues being a close-minded skeptic


    Any additional comments?

    I only finished this audio book because I paid for it. Otherwise, it wouldn't been deleted after chapter two. The only things I actually enjoyed were learning about some of the scientific/medical aspects of the search for the afterlife.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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